Kansas City-Based Henderson Engineers Selected for KCI Airport Design Team | Henderson Engineers

Kansas City-Based Henderson Engineers Selected for KCI Airport Design Team

LENEXA, Kan. – On Wednesday, Henderson Engineers was selected by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) to be the engineer of record for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design at the new single terminal that will be constructed at Kansas City International Airport. The project is being delivered by Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate; SOM is the lead architect for the new terminal; and construction will be led by the Clark Weitz Clarkson joint venture team. Henderson was one of 14 local businesses selected for the project and will also provide fire protection, security, and technology services for the innovative airport that was overwhelmingly approved by Kansas City, Missouri voters on Nov. 7.

“We are proud to be part of the design team for the new single terminal at KCI,” said Henderson Engineers President & CEO Rich Smith. “We look forward to partnering with Edgemoor, SOM, and Clark Construction on this transformational project for our city. As part of the Kansas City community, with offices on both sides of the state line, this project means a great deal to us. We’re honored to help bring this new terminal to life for our city.”

Henderson is committed to exceeding the city’s M/WBE requirements in a collaborative manner and has assembled a team of Kansas City-based minority and women-owned businesses to assist in managing the engineering scope, including FSC, Inc., LightWorks, Inc., Custom Engineering, and S&S Engineering, Inc. The firms will play a significant role in the project.

“Relationships are at the core of our business. We know that the people on projects matter, which is why we identified a team of local consultants who care as much about this project as we do,” said Shane Lutz, Henderson Engineers executive officer and project executive. “We’ve worked with these minority and women-owned businesses on many projects together and know what it takes to make this terminal another successful collaboration.”

The new KCI terminal is the latest addition to Henderson’s large venue project portfolio, which also includes serving as the engineer of record on the Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California, the largest sports venue project in the world.

“KCI is the front door and first impression for visitors to our community. We’re ready for the world to experience the best KC has to offer at the new KCI,” Smith noted. “This project is inspiring to us all because it will enhance our region for future generations. Being part of this team is a dream come true for all of us at Henderson Engineers.”

Henderson has committed that 100 percent of its KCI workforce will be located in the Kansas City metro area. The firm prides itself on being well-informed on the region’s goals. More than 500 of Henderson’s 700-plus employees are local members of the Kansas City community. At any given time, 10 percent of Henderson’s workforce is in the air with 75 percent of the flights going through KCI.


Henderson Engineers is a national building systems design firm. We like to say our systems bring buildings to life. Our partners appreciate being able to utilize all of our design services under one roof, with one point of contact. Together with our wholly-owned subsidiary, Henderson Building Solutions, we are truly your partner for the life of the building. Founded in 1970, we have more than 700 employees including 200-plus PEs across 12 offices, including New York, Philadelphia, Tampa, Orlando, Bentonville, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City (Lenexa, Kansas, and downtown Kansas City, Missouri), Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. Visit our website at www.hendersonengineers.com.

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